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January 2019

McGrath Institute Day | Science and the Catholic Faith

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

  Teaching at the Interface Between Science & Religion   The Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference is excited to host a unique opportunity for Catholic educators to hear from members of Notre Dame University's McGrath Institute for Church Life where they will address topics in science and religion.   Recent studies have identified conflict between science and faith as a key issue affecting young Catholics. This daylong program of the Vatican award-winning Science and Religion Initiative of the University of…

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World Library Publications Liturgy/Music Pre-Conference Event

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

The 2019 Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference will start inspiring, educating, and forming religious education and faith formation leaders before its traditional Leadership Thursday afternoon start with a special "pre-conference" event,  sponsored by World Library Publications, that features talks and performances by four of the top Catholic music composers in the country. Following Mass at 9:00 AM on Thursday, January 10th, New Orleans-native Lorraine Hess, Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference musical director and composer of "One Lord, One Faith," the…

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Thursday

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

8:00 - 9:00 Registration 9:00 - 10:00 Mass in Hall A (Mass is included in the schedule for Liturgy and McGrath events) 9:00 - 3:00 McGrath Institute Day: Teaching at the Interface between Science & Religion (Includes lunch) 9:00 - 12:30 WLP Liturgy and Music pre-conference event 12:30 - 5:00 William H. Sadlier, Inc. Leadership Thursday (Includes lunch) 5:00 - 7:00 Exhibit Hall Grand Opening/Happy Hour

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William H. Sadlier, Inc. Leadership Thursday

January 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

The complex demands on diocesan, parish and Catholic school leaders requires flexible and innovative ways to serve parishioners, students and families.  This begins with transformation at a personal level and radiates outward through the development of relationships and processes that invite others to a similar transformation.  This special day for ministerial leaders will examine three stages of spiritual transformation - awakening, purification, and generativity - essential to opening ourselves further to God's grace and guidance.  Through lively interaction, personal reflection,…

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Friday

January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

7:30 - 8:45 Registration/Exhibit Hall 8:45 - 9:00 Proceed to Hall A for Mass 9:00 - 10:00 Mass – Archbishop Aymond 10:00 - 10:30 Welcome/Conference Introduction 10:30 - 11:30 Keynote – Jason Angelette 11:30 - 1:00 Lunch/Exhibit Hall 1:00 – 2:00 Breakout sessions 100s 2:00 – 2:30 Exhibit Hall 2:30 – 3:30 Breakout sessions 200s 3:30 – 4:00 Exhibit Hall 4:00 – 5:00 Breakout Sessions 300s

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Friday Keynote | Jason Angelette

January 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

First We Come, Then We Go!: Fostering Unity in a Divided World Unity is not some lofty ideal but rather something that is real regardless of any hurt, difference, or conflict that seems to divide us.  Jesus prayed multiple times that we may all be one as He is one with the Father (cf. John 17:11, 21). This unity, even amongst the greatest challenges, is first brought about through union with God, and then union with others. That is why…

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Saturday

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

7:30 - 8:45 Registration/Exhibit Hall 8:45 - 9:00 Proceed to Hall A for Opening Prayer 9:00 – 9:45 Opening Prayer/Welcome – Archbishop Aymond 9:45 – 10:45 Keynote – Dr. Joann Paradise 10:45-11:00 Break/Exhibit Hall 11:00 - 12:00 Breakout sessions 400s 12:00 – 1:30 Lunch/Exhibit Hall 1:30 – 2:30 Breakout sessions 500s 2:30 – 3:00 Exhibit Hall 3:00 – 4:00 Breakout Sessions 600s 4:00 – 4:30 Exhibit Hall 4:30 – 6:00 Closing Mass

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Saturday Keynote | Dr. Jo Ann Paradise

January 12, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, Louisiana 70065

That They May Be One We live in such a divided world. We live in a divided Church. Often our own families are divided.  And yet we hear the words of Jesus, “I pray… so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us.” It seems to be a broken human tendency to blame others for the division. How seriously do we hear the call of…

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